what many of you think that is finally the moment for sakura to recognize naruto's love for her and love him back, might be actually her death penalty.
kishi has been slapping sakura in the face with the truth since the chapter where hinata risked her life for naruto
he used hinata, the plot (the stuff about sasuke) and sai for this, and right now she could be about to have her final walk to death, i will show you why i believe that it is pretty possible:
sakura knows that hinata loves naruto, she knows that hinata risked her ass to save him...
hinata has been drooling for naruto since the first chapters of the manga, and survived all what happened during the fight between naruto and pein, do you really think that kishi will just make it like "yay ok hinata's thing with naruto is over here", sure not, he just put it to rest while he fixes naruto's situation with sakura.
he is making it in parts, this was the first one: sakura realized that she is on hinata's path, that hinata loves naruto and that she proved this love
then comes the second:
he makes them getting the news that sasuke is in akatsuki and sakura in denial.
why was sakura in denial?
its clear that she still loves sasuke, and no, sai's talk wont change her feelings for him.
and then kishi used sai to complete the slap:
lets rephrase the facts in order:
1 - sakura realizes that hinata loves naruto;
2 - sakura discovers that sasuke is in akatsuki;
3 - sakura realizes how much pain she caused to naruto, making him go after sasuke while knowing that she loves sasuke and loving her;
and then comes this panel:
she looks exacly like how zabuza did here:
its the same reaction, the reaction of somebody that heard enough to regret and want to do something about it even if it means his death
she is totally depressive and about to do something
what is left for her? will she give up on sasuke and decide to stay with naruto now that she knows that hinata loves him and risked her life for him? and even if she goes to naruto now and tell him to give up about sasuke even if she is against it deep inside, how can she end up with sasuke when naruto was the one that cared about her, that loved her and did everything for her?
thats why i believe that sakura's death is pretty possible right now, she would die trying to do something to redeem herself :0...
BUT ONE MORE MOST INMPORTANT THING KISHIMOTO IS A WEAKLING IN KILLING(OR MAKE THEM DIE) GOOD CHARACTERS.
SO I THINK SHE HAVE 80% CHANCE OF SURVIVE IT.